NALS After Hours Silent Auctions to Benefit LAS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 24, 2014 –The Nashville chapter of NALS…the association for legal professionals will host its second annual NALS After Hours Silent Auction event at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC, located at 211 Commerce Street, Suite 800 in Nashville. The event is free and open to the public.

As a way for NALS to give back to the community, one hundred percent of the proceeds generated at the auction will be donated to Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.

In its first year, the silent auction raised $3,350 for Legal Aid Society. This year, NALS officials are hoping to raise even more funds by auctioning off items such as autographed memorabilia from the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans, hotel accommodations, wine, gift certificates to local restaurants and more.

“NALS is excited to once again host a silent auction and to give 100 percent of the proceeds to Legal Aid Society,” said Brenda Wolfgang, president of NALS. “As president this year, I wanted to continue giving back to the community, and as a legal professional organization, we chose to give back to Legal Aid Society.  NALS members know the hardship one can experience when unexpected things happen, so we wanted to continue giving Legal Aid the assistance they need to continue serving people in the Middle Tennessee area.”

 "Every dollar from the NALS fundraiser helps us work to achieve fairness for all in the civil justice system,” said Gary Housepian, Legal Aid Society’s executive director. “We are very grateful to NALS and the community for supporting our mission throughout our 48-county service area. We could not do what we do without the help from our community.”

NALS Nashville is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonunion organization of legal secretaries, legal assistants, paralegals, law office administrators, court clerks, and other legal professionals affiliated with NALS, Inc., the national association, and TALS-Legal Professionals of Tennessee, the Tennessee chapter.

If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please mail it to: Tiffany Burford Taylor, Silent Auction Chairman, c/o Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, 511 Union Street, Suite 2700, Nashville, Tennessee 37219.

 If you would like more information or you would like to volunteer, please contact nalsnashville@yahoo.com or visit www.nalsnashville.com.

Legal Aid Society has eight offices that provide free civil legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable populations in 48 Tennessee counties. Legal Aid Society’s services provide families living in poverty an opportunity to obtain basic necessities, such as healthcare, housing, income, protection from family violence and access to basic goods and services. Visit www.las.org to learn more about Legal Aid Society.

Posted: July 1, 2014